The countdown to college begins. Many students will be moving into their dorms in a month. Exciting and yet scary! The transition to college involves a lot of moving parts, especially when young people are moving out of their parent’s home for the first time.
College is a time for a fresh start. While some high schoolers reflect on their high school years as one of the best times in their lives, what if your experience was challenging, even traumatic?
Mental Health Awareness at the State Fair is back in 2021! This event, which features CARE Counseling and about 60 mental health organizations from across the state, is an opportunity for all Minnesotans to raise awareness about mental health, which is more important now than ever before as we continue to recover from negative impacts of the global pandemic.
Parenting can be hard. There are good days and not-so-good days, however when the good days feel few and far between it can have a big impact on our mental health.
Safety and stabilization are a core component of trauma-related work. For individuals who have experienced trauma, memories may present as intrusive– showing up, repeatedly and without notice as a reminder to traumatic event (s).
After getting used to staying at home, keeping social distance, and mask-wearing, relating to others after quarantine is another big adjustment. One question that often comes up is how-can-I-feel-less-nervous-socializing-after-quarantine?
What comes to mind when you think about summer?
Perhaps relaxing at the beach, taking leisurely walks, or socializing at backyard BBQs? How about a beautiful sunny day spending vacation time with family and friends at the cabin, on the lake, or a special getaway spot…Maybe a summer beverage or ice cream treat in hand?
Fact #1: Increased anxiety and panic during the summer months can be triggered by hot weather.
Physical symptoms of panic-attack such as sweating, heat sensations, chest pain or discomfort, dizziness, nausea, and feeling faint can be similar to what the body experiences when it becomes too hot/ in high humidity.
Are you Independent, Interdependent, or Co-Dependent in Your Relationship?
If your first response was independent, you likely value being able to make choices on your own–to be seen separate from others based on the result of your hard work, ability, and determination.